Upgrade to Moodle 2.8
The new Atto text editor includes a new auto-saving feature that automatically saves your content as a draft at regular intervals. This new feature means that your work is secure if you accidentally navigate away from a page. This may be helpful if you make regular use of activities such as Forums. Moodle have produced a short video to explain the function.
New user menu
A new user menu gives quick access to personal pages such as My Home and My profile settings. Moodle’s overview of the features is available as a video.
‘Like’ forum posts
A new single item scale has been added to activities so that students can now ’like’ a post in a forum.
Subscribe to individual discussion topics
Users can now subscribe to individual forum discussions and receive email notifications of posts made to the threads they have selected. The envelope icon shows that the user is subscribed to the discussion. Clicking the dot next to the discussion will subscribe the user to that thread.
A user can also subscribe to a discussion once they have entered it by clicking the envelope at the top right of the discussion.
Reply to forum posts via email
For added convenience, students and staff can now also reply to forum posts by email and even include attachments.
Navigate more easily between threads in a forum
Links taking users to the previous and next thread make it much easier to move between important discussions.
A video outlining all the Forum changes is available from Moodle.
Improved Quiz edit screen and completion settings
The Edit quiz page has been rewritten for improved accessibility, making it easier to add and manage questions. Users can also set completion conditions based on a passing grade or when all available attempts have been used up. Moodle have highlighted these enhancements in a video.
Analytics and reporting: event monitoring
Event monitoring allows teachers to receive notification when certain events occur in Moodle 2.8, e.g. to monitor when a certain number of students have responded to a discussion thread. Event monitoring allows teachers, managers and admins to create and subscribe to events. Moodle have made a video demonstrating Event Monitor.
Up-to-date support and guidance documentation from Moodle Docs.